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  1. life after warming
    California Has Australian Problems NowThe extreme wildfires the state is battling are apocalyptic heralds of climate change. And the scariest part is that they could be worse.
  2. feature
    A Year’s Diary of Climate ReckoningSome scientists say the best way to combat climate change is to talk about it. For 2019, my New Year’s resolution was to do just that.
  3. notre-dame
    Notre-Dame Cathedral Will Survive Fire With Major LossesThe medieval Catholic cathedral will reportedly survive the fire, but with catastrophic losses to the building’s interior and exterior.
  4. notre-dame
    On the Once and Future Notre-DameShould we leave it a ruin? Put it back as it was in the 19th century? The 13th? Yesterday? Or reimagine it anew?
  5. urban planning
    A Year Has Passed Since the Grenfell Tower Fire. It Could Happen Again Anytime.This was murder by negligent bureaucracy. Preventing the next one begins with stronger regulation.
  6. landmarks
    14-Year-Old Arrested for Arson at 167-Year-Old Manhattan SynagogueThough authorities say it appears to be arson, they are not investigating this as a hate crime.
  7. metro-north
    Fire Under Metro-North Tracks in Harlem Causes Major Commuter HeadachesLimited service has since been restored.
  8. cathedral of saint sava
    Some Fear Church Fire Was Part of AttackThe FDNY says the fire wasn’t suspicious.
  9. Could the Dubai Skyscraper Fire Happen in New York?We asked our local investigators.
  10. bad things
    Huge Fire Sweeps Through Hotel Near World’s Tallest Building in DubaiThe New Year’s Eve festivities are supposed to proceed as planned. 
  11. fires
    Two Dead After Fire at Williamsburg Apartment BuildingAt least ten people have been left homeless by the huge fire.
  12. tragedies
    7 Children Die in Brooklyn House FireBecause of a malfunctioning hot plate.
  13. fires
    No Casualties Reported in Massive Dubai Skyscraper Fire The photos are pretty crazy.
  14. fires
    It Might Take a Week to Fully Extinguish the Williamsburg Warehouse FireThe blaze started on Saturday morning.
  15. fires
    The Williamsburg Fire Is Still BurningHundreds of members of the FDNY fought the blaze overnight.
  16. fires
    FDNY Fighting Massive Fire in Williamsburg [Updated]The blaze has engulfed a building on the Williamsburg waterfront.
  17. crimes and misdemeanors
    NYU Arsonist’s Lawyer Says Victim ‘Participated’The 19-year-old was said to be asleep when the fire was started.
  18. puppies!!!!!!
    Nice Doggy Probably Didn’t Mean to Set the House on Fire Same goes for the laptop.
  19. scary things
    Fire at 30 Rockefeller Plaza Observation Deck Injures 6A camera burst into flames.
  20. neighborhood news
    Three-Alarm Fire Delights Midtown TouristsMeanwhile, a person who works in the building called it “hell.”
  21. very sad things
    At Least 34 Injured in Huge Staten Island FireA few heroes among them. 
  22. very sad things
    911 Dispatchers Suspended Over Delayed Response to Deadly FireAn ambulance did not arrive on the scene until 21 minutes after the first 911 call.
  23. very sad things
    FDNY Looking Into Slow Response to Deadly Far Rockaway FireIt took 21 minutes for EMS teams to arrive.
  24. crimes and misdemeanors
    Someone Keeps Setting Fires at Brooklyn Churches One a day for three days, so far.
  25. crimes and misdemeanors
    Teen Who Started Fire That Killed NYPD Officer Charged With MurderMarcell Dockery also faces charges of assault, reckless endangerment, and arson.
  26. fires
    Two NYPD Officers Injured in Williamsburg FireLess than a week after the same thing happened on Coney Island. 
  27. accidents
    Two NYPD Officers Critically Injured While Responding to a Fire They got stuck in a smoky elevator.
  28. neighborhood news
    Firefighters Spent All Night Battling Greenpoint BlazeThe four-alarm fire lasted from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  29. crimes and misdemeanors
    Angry Boyfriend Sets Fire to Brooklyn Apartment Full of Sleeping ChildrenThey all survived.
  30. scary things
    Two East Harlem Buildings Collapse After Explosion and Fire [Updated]Two people were killed.
  31. One Person Dies After Three-Alarm High-Rise Fire [Updated]A smoke-filled stairwell was blamed.
  32. awful things
    Chemistry Experiment Fireball Injures Upper West Side High School Students Every teacher’s nightmare.
  33. rikers island
    Rikers Mattress Fire Sends Fourteen Staffers to HospitalAll for smoke inhalation.
  34. sad things
    Bronx Apartment Fire Kills Three Young Children [Updated]The Friday night blaze is preliminarily being blamed on candles.
  35. crimes and misdemeanors
    Fire at Staten Island Catholic School Investigated As Possible Hate CrimeA nun had to jump out of a window.
  36. crimes and misdemeanors
    Really Terrible Hotel Security Guard Arrested for Starting Fires So he would have less work to do.
  37. sad things
    Jersey Shore Boardwalk Fire Probably Caused by Hurricane SandyIt was an electrical wiring problem.
  38. crimes and misdemeanors
    Three Bodies Found in Burned-Out Bronx BuildingA demolition crew made the grisly discovery.
  39. sad things
    Christie Pledges $15 Million in Aid for Boardwalk Businesses Meanwhile, the investigation into the cause of the fire continues.
  40. sad things
    ‘Suspicious’ New Jersey Boardwalk Fire Under InvestigationPolice are asking for photos and videos as they piece together what may have started the six-alarm blaze.
  41. sad things
    New Jersey Boardwalk Fire Devastated Area for a Second Time“I feel like I want to throw up,” said Chris Christie.
  42. ash-stained wretches
    Feds Don’t Know What Caused the Rim Fire, But Rule Out Pot GrowA local fire chief started the rumor.
  43. Workers Missing, Injured in Florida Propane Plant Explosion [Updated]Unknown injuries in a big explosion.
  44. disasters
    Nineteen Firefighters Killed in Arizona WildfireOne of the deadliest in U.S. history.
  45. sad things
    Brooklyn House Fire Kills 8-Year-Old Boy During SnowstormThe city’s only casualty.
  46. crimes and misdemeanors
    Alleged Nolita Arsonist Probably Should Have Remained SilentHe told detectives he “really didn’t care either way.”
  47. awful things
    Hundreds Killed in Brazilian Nightclub Fire [Updated]Indoor pyrotechnics seem to be to blame.
  48. crimes and misdemeanors
    Alleged NoLita Firebug Not Feeling Very ChattyAt his arraignment his lawyer says he’s not talking.
  49. the most important people in the world
    Heather Graham’s Apartment Caught on FireShe’s okay!
  50. crimes and misdemeanors
    Nolita Arsonist Charged With MurderThe five-alarm fire Wei Chu Hu started Wednesday night left one woman dead.
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